The last Mega Millions Lottery draw for 2022 was conducted on Friday, December 30th, and it had a massive jackpot of $685 million, which would have had a cash value of $347.8 million.
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The winning numbers that were chosen in Friday night’s Mega Millions lottery drawing were 01, 03, 06, 44 and 51 with 7 being the gold Mega Ball and 3X as the Megaplier.
Unfortunately, there were no players who were able to match the numbers required for winning the jackpot, so the prize will now roll over to the next Mega Millions lottery draw.
This one is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, January 3rd, 2023, which will be the first Mega Millions Lottery jackpot of the new year and will have a jackpot of about $785 million.
This makes it the fourth largest jackpot in the history of the Mega Millions Lottery.
Even though there were no winners of the grand prize in Friday night’s Mega Millions Lottery draw, there were certainly other people who won prizes.
There was one player who was able to hit the Match 5 and this helped them become an instant millionaire. The lucky player from Ohio was able to win a prize of $1 million.
Apart from the lone millionaire, there were 82 players who were able to hit the Match 4 and the gold Mega Ball, which allowed them to win a prize of $10,000 each.
There were also 16 people who were able to hit the Match 4 and the gold Mega Ball and had also bought the Megaplier option.
Therefore, they were able to increase their winnings to $30,000 each. Other winners in the Mega Millions lottery drawing on Friday took home prizes between $2 and $1,500.
It should be noted that the Mega Millions Lottery draw has not had a jackpot winner for quite some time and the prize has been growing continuously.
The Mega Millions lottery draw takes place two times each week, on every Tuesday and Friday. Players from 45 states, the Virgin Islands and the District of Columbia can play the Mega Millions Lottery.